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It seems like it was yesterday when my little guy made his grand entrance into the word! He is now a bundle of energy that keeps me on my toes. My ever so curious and exuberant explorer is always walking from one destination to the next. I relish in every moment and cherish it since children grow up in a blink of an eye!
Nothing is more rewarding than parenthood, but I’m sure that almost every parent can agree that those first few months can be a challenge. My little guy certainly didn’t have it easy! He was inconsolable at times, and would cry off and on for hours throughout the night. This was overwhelmingly frustrating, exhausting, and heartbreaking since I had practically tried everything to help him! Fussiness is something that hardly anyone cares to discuss, but just know that you’re alone! It comes with the territory of parenthood, and it is inevitable since many babies experience those inconsolable moments every now and then.
How Switching to Baby Formula Helped Comfort My Baby’s Fussiness
I tried eliminating certain foods from my diet and made countless calls and visits to the pediatrician. After my own milk supply depleted, I started using an infant formula specifically for fussiness, gas, and crying. I was devastated when I could no longer breastfeed, but I wanted what was best for my baby. Finally I had my ah-ha moment when I discovered Enfamil NeuroPro™ Gentlease®.
With motherhood being a journey, you also learn through trial and error. It doesn’t matter how many baby books you have read, or tips you have received from other moms. What works for one mom may not work for another mom, and the same goes for our children. But there is at least one thing that many moms can agree on, and that is that we want the best for them. Using NeuroPro Gentlease® was the easiest choice for us! Enfamil NeuroPro™ Gentlease® has small, gentle easy-to-digest proteins. Gentlease offers complete nutrition for babies through 12 months, such as vitamins & minerals for immune support.
Gentlease is the #1 Pediatrician recommended brand for gassy and fussy babies. It is a gentle formula for easing fussiness, gas and crying in 24 hours. Enfamil NeuroPro™ Gentlease® has an MFGM and DHA blend for brain-building benefits similar to breast milk.* Enfamil understands the benefits that breastfeeding provides. MFGM has been clinically shown to help close the cognitive development gap between formula-fed and breastfed babies.**
This is sponsored by Enfamil® Gentlease Infant Formula
I’m so glad you Enfamil was able to help your baby. They have great formulas, so I’m not surprised. All my kids were on it.
Ohhhh! Interesting! Perhaps I just shouldn’t do the whole breast feeding thing then! LOL!
You know what I had some of the same issues while nursing. My milk made my babies pretty gassy, but I also knew it transferred a lot of antibodies and had other nutrients that were important for him. I did both! I breastfed and bottle fed. At bedtime, I bottle-fed because it seemed like my babies slept longer at night because formula is thicker and they didn’t wake up sooner at night so famished. I’d still nurse during the day though. Now babies can be super finicky so this doesn’t work with all babies. Some want one or the other and refuse to shift between bottle and breast, we were lucky with little to no problems there, but you gotta do what works for you. This sounds like it was the best decision for both you and your baby.
My baby was like that, too. Sometimes it happens that formula is the way to go. She still has troubles processing milk sugars.
I’m glad that you were able to find something that helped your little babies tummy. Sounds like a good product.
I’m so happy you found a formula that helped. It’s a frustrating feeling when your little one struggles. When mine were little we had to try all kinds of combinations until we found something that worked!
You pictures are so adorable, especially the 4th one. Well done!
This is such a nice post and so helpful most especially to all first-time moms. I used to try that with my son and it really looks good on him.
Isn’t it crazy how much you have to do to find the right formula for baby? We tried a bunch from the start, and we actually found out that we preferred Gentlease also. It’s our favorite one! (And we still use a generic version of it to save on money.)
It is really important to know what milk is best for your baby. Glad you found one for your little one. I remember my sister changed my niece’s formula milk three times before.
Glad to hear this worked well for your baby. I had to switch to formula for both of my girls after awhile. I think it’s important to find the right formula too.
I am happy to hear that you found the formula that works well with your baby. I would have to agree that there are times that we just have to go through trial and error to find out which one is the best for our kids.
So glad your baby took to formula so well! I never used formula before.
My son did well on this formula. He had some digestive issues so we had to try a few different ones out.
Glad that Enfamil helped your baby. I don’t have a kid so couldn’t relate much, All I did was admiring how cute your baby is.
I’m glad you found something which worked for you and the baby. Everybody is different so you have to do what works best for you x
Happy to know that you found the right formula that addressed your son’s fussiness. My babies were all breastfed up to 2 years old except for my eldest child who could only be fed soy based formula.
Looks like a very useful for mommies. Will need it in future lols 😛
I love Enfamil, such a great brand. I used their formula with all my kids.
Aw I love the picture of you with your beautiful son! I would definitely send this over to my friends who just became mums 🙂